The third-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team earned the highest seed in program history as it is seeded third in the upcoming 2016 NCAA Championship.
The Badgers (25-4) were selected as the No. 3 overall seed when the 64-team bracket was announced on Sunday night. UW will host first-round and second-round matches on Thursday and Friday at the UW Field House.
“We’re certainly excited to have one of the top-four seeds,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “The Field House is a great place to play and it’s great to play in front of our fans. That was one of quite a few goals that we had. One was to get a top-four seed and we’re planning on trying to play as well as we can possibly play.”
Wisconsin will take on Howard 926-5), the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion, in the first-round on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Field House. In-state rival Marquette (23-8) faces Washington State (21-11) in the other first-round match on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Winners will advance to the second-round on Friday at 7 p.m.
Eight Big Ten Conference teams made it into the NCAA tournament, including No. 1-seed Nebraska and No. 2-seed Minnesota.